With a variety of gifts now available in the market just for the occasion, all you need to do is set aside a little time to scout, online or offline, for the right baby shower gift.
Usually, when an Indian woman is seven or eight months pregnant, the female kith and kin assemble to celebrate the bliss and joy of being a mother and motherhood itself. The tradition of blessing the mother-to-be is known as “Godh Bharai”.
Traditionally, men were not allowed to attend the ceremony. However, with the changing times, male family members may be present at the celebrations to wish the mother-to-be. “Godh Bharai” gifts, traditionally, are given to the mother for her to use and not for the baby.
Not quite similar, baby showers are not so different from “Godh Bharai”. Unlike the latter, the former is all about gifts for the baby (and the mother also).
In case your colleagues or friends organize a baby shower for you, you may be asked on what gifts you would like to receive. Here is a list of shower gifts that are both useful and great gift options for a mother and her newborn :
- Baby Booties
- Baby crib with mattress and sheets
- A play-mat
- A baby bouncer
- Safe riding gift prams
- Pyjamas, booties, caps, sleep gowns and leggings
- Modern diaper bag with insulated pockets for baby food and bottles, extra space for phone, keys and wallets
- Baby bottle cosies
- Clothing hangers
- Lightweight baby rattles
- Newborn noonie to wrap the newborn snugly
- Burp cloths
- Baby bibs
- On-the-go changing mat
- Gentle battery operated nail trimmer
- Baby co-sleeper
- Huggable baby pacifier
- Baby shusher to calm the baby to sleep
- Self-heating travel bottle and warmer
- Blankets in smooth fabric and soft lively colours
- Sweaters, socks and vests
- Crying baby analyzer
- Gyroscopic bowl with lid
- Multi portion freezer tray
- Stroller Smartphone holder
- Rocking chair
- Baby holder
- Teething rings
- Photo frames
- Bottle holders
Most of these are simply available on online shopping portals. You can choose the models you like and share those links with those hosting the baby shower. That way, they feel happy having gifted you and the baby something useful and you receive something you need.